marc steiner

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

October 14, 2018

Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

October 11, 2018

3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what’s behind the numbers

What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec?

What Is Behind The Conservative Win In Quebec?

October 11, 2018

For the first time since 1966 the Quebec governing party will not be the Liberals or the Parti Quebecois. The Conservatives won and the left surged

Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone

Kavanaugh Lied, A Truncated FBI Investigation, & Democrats Search for a Backbone

October 8, 2018

Why did Democrats not push the fight to the America against Kavanaugh’s appointment? What do we face in the future? What should be our response? Current Affairs politics editor Briahna Joy Gray makes some suggestions

IPCC's New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040

IPCC’s New Climate Report: We Could See Irreparable Damage by 2040

October 8, 2018

The IPCC climate report once said a 3.6 degree F rise from the pre-industrial era could be disastrous. New research drops that threshold to 2.7 degrees F and says that the point of no-return could be as early as 2040

The Next Republic: The Rise Of A New Radical Majority

The Next Republic: The Rise Of A New Radical Majority

October 7, 2018

D.D. Guttenplan’s new book, The Next Republic, says that we could be on the verge of the 4th Republic. He looks at the Whisky, Lincoln & Roosevelt republics, and interviews activists for a compelling narrative

LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding

LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding

October 1, 2018

Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail

Could Obama's Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

Could Obama’s Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

October 1, 2018

Marc Steiner weighs in on the Maryland Governor’s race, where a popular Republican incumbent has a double digit lead over the Sanders-inspired Democrat

Article Explaining Why Israel is a Racist State Embarrasses Labour Party

Article Explaining Why Israel is a Racist State Embarrasses Labour Party

September 30, 2018

Moshé Machover authored an article proving that the Labour acceptance of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism cannot coexist with free speech on Israel.  This scholar and Israeli veteran linked the racist nature of the Israeli state to its colonialist roots

Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations

Rancorous Senate Cmte Pushes Kavanaugh Nomination, FBI Will Investigate Accusations

September 28, 2018

Who believes what depends on what you believe in our divided nation. Political war wrapped in misogyny leads to one of history’s most explosive Senate confirmations